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Support groups

Addictions, compulsions support, 7 p.m. Thursdays Christ the King Church, parish hall, 4100 Harvest Lane. Christian based 12-step recovery group. Information: 419-474-2074.

Addictions, compulsions overcomers outreach, 8:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Fairgreen Presbyterian Church, 3220 West Laskey Rd. Christian 12-step program for compulsions and addictions. Information: 419-885-0764.

Addiction SAFE support for men who want to live a Christian life, free from addiction. Information: 419-693-6543.

Adoption, Rainbow Families of Toledo, 7 p.m., third Tuesday of each month, Assembly of Christians, 5926 Meteor Ave. Information 419-693-9259.

Al-Anon and Alateen offers daily meetings to relatives and friends of alcoholics. For locations and times: 419-249-0636.

Al-Anon offered every Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Information: 419-690-7900.

Alcoholics Anonymous offered every Tuesday and Saturday evening from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Information: 419-690-7900.

Alliance for the Mentally III of Toledo, 6-7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays monthly, Flower Hospital, 8th floor conference center, 500 Harroun Rd. Sylvania. Open to those with mental illness, their family members and friends. Information: 419-243-1119.

Alzheimer s Association grief program helps caregivers understand anticipatory grief; acknowledge the losses associated with a chronic illness; improve communication, honor their anger, guilt and frustration; ways to cope with loss; and recognize positive in the experience. Sessions are free, however registration is required, call: 419-537-1999 or 419-661-4001, or 419-724-1200.

Alzheimer s Consultation program for Monroe County residents, provides an opportunity for local families and dementia care professionals to meet one-on-one with a representative from the Alzheimer s Association to discuss questions related to memory loss and caregiving concerns. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every odd month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging-1B, 14930 Laplaissance, Suite 119, Monroe. Free to the public. Information: 800-337-3827 or 734-677-3081. Appointments: 734-241-2012.

Alzheimer s Association of Northwest Ohio Chapter offers support group help of caregivers 10 a.m. April 20, Cafe Marie, 3344 Secor Rd, April 26 at noon, Parkcliffe Community, 4226 Parkcliffe Ln. Respite care is available during the meeting call: 419-537-1999 to register. Information: 419-537-1999.

Alzheimer s Association of Northwest Ohio Chapter and Hospice of Northwest Ohio offer anticipatory grief sessions 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 25, Heartland of Waterville, 8885 Browning Ave., Waterville, Ohio. This program will help cargivers who have placed a friend or family member in a care facility, or who are currently caring for someone with dementia or another terminal illness. This four consecutive sessions will help caregivers understand anticipatory grief; acknowledge the many losses associated with a chronic illness, improve communication with family members. Information: 419-537-1999.

AMI-Minority Outreach family support, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Senior Center Inc., 2308 Jefferson Ave. For families of the mentally ill. Information: 419-243-1119.

AMI-Minority Outreach empowerment group, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Aurora Gonzalez Community Resource Center, 1 Aurora Gonzalez Ave. Information: 419 243-1119.

Amputee support, 6 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, MCO s Rehabilitation Hospital. Sponsored by Toledo Amputee Support Clinic. Information: 419-874-866.

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia support, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associate Disorders of Toledo open to anyone struggling with an eating disorder. Families and friends also welcome. Information: 419-578-0376.

Anxiety support, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Paul s Lutheran Church, 112 East Wayne St., Maumee. For sufferers of anxiety, panic and

agoraphobia. Information: 419-874-6592.

Auditory Verbal Association of Northwest Ohio, for the hearing impaired and their families. Information: 419-475-4784.

Autism Society of Northwest Ohio family support group sites and times. Lucas County Family Support meets 7-8:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month January through June at Great Lakes Center for Autism, 4848 Dorr St. Wood County Family Support meets 7-8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month January through June at Grace Church, 601 East Boundary St., Perrysburg. Asperger Family Support meets 7-8:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month January through June at Great lakes Center for Autism. Parents of Adults with ASD meets 7-8 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month January through June at Great Lakes Center for Autism. Family picnic in July. Information: 419-578-2766 or at www.asno.org.

Asperger Syndrome support meets the third Tuesday of each month, Lucas County Board of MR/DD, 3350 Hill Ave., door C. For parents of adults with Asperger Syndrome meeting is the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8 p.m. at the Lucas County Board of MR/DD, 3350 Hill Ave., Door D. Information: 419-242-9587, ext. 224.

Bariatric support group meets the second Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at 3909 Woodley Rd. Information: 419-291-6740.

Bereaved parents support group for those who have lost children of all ages, 7:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month. First Presbyterian Church, East Second Street, Perrysburg. Information: 419-872-2541.

Breast Cancer support group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month, American Cancer Society, 135 Chesterfield Ln., Maumee. Reach to Recovery program introduced by the American Cancer Society. Information: Karen Scheider at 419-306-9760.

Breastfeeding support group, Mom and Me, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Collingwood Presbyterian Church, 2108 Collingwood Blvd. Snacks and play area for children. Information: 419-251-2437.

Breastfeeding support group offered every Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. To sign up, call 419-690-7735.

Cancer-Look Good Feel Better, women s cancer support group, offered the second Monday of every month from 2-4 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon; 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Toledo Hospital; 2-4 p.m. at Medical University of Ohio Medical Center; and 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Flower Hospital; or First Monday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Sign up by calling 419-843-8189 for Bay Park Community Hospital, Flower Hospital, or Toledo Hospital. For Medical University of Ohio Medical Center call 419-383-3913. For St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center call 419-251-4153.

Cancer support, 7-8:30 p.m., first and third Mondays, St. Luke s Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., pastoral care office. Also 10-11 a.m., Thursdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital Cancer Center, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Also 6:30-8:15 p.m., second Monday of each month, St. Anne s Mercy Hospital, 3404 Sylvania Ave., Medical Office Building, Conference Rm. #3. Help for patients and their families and friends.

Cancer Resource Center, located in the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Radiation Therapy Dept. Call 419-251-6470.

Cancer of prostate, Man-to-Man support group, 6:30-8 p.m. third Tuesday monthly, Flower Hospital, 8th floor, 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania. Call 419-824-1004 or 1-800-479-8885.

Cancer of prostate, Man-to-Man support group, 1-3 p.m. second Thursday of each month, St. Luke s Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. Information: 419-893-5921.

Cancer of prostate support, 6-7:30 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month, Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Call to sign-up: 419-690-7675.

Cancer support for patients and their families, Victory Center, 1041 South Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-861-HOPE.

Cardiac illness, 7 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month, St. Luke s Hospital private dining room. Free for patients and family members. Information: 419 893-5924.

Charcot Marie Tooth Association meetings open to anyone with this hereditary peripheral nerve degeneration disease. Program on help aids for those with CMT. Information: 419-445-2123 or jbudde@fm-bank.com.

Children of Aging Parents series (CAPS) at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month (except December) at Waterville United Methodist Church, 102 North Fifth St., Waterville. Meetings assist those who are dealing with challenges that arise as their parents age. Information: 419-878-3645.

Children for the Enforcement of Child Support, second Tuesday each month, 7 p.m., St. Agnes Church rectory basement, 3854 Berkley Dr. Information: 419-478-4214.

Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia support. Self-help strategies through education and support. Information: 419-885-5733.

Cocaine Anonymous, 24-hour help hotline, 419-385-9000. Collect calls accepted.

Co-Dependents Anonymous, 12-step support-recovery group, 7-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Reformation Lutheran Church, 4543 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-241-9599.

Depressive and Manic Depressive Association of Toledo, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, 3350 Collingwood Blvd., Suite 509. Lending library, resource education center for individuals, their families, and the community. Information, other meeting times: 419-255-1459.

Depressive and Manic Depressive Association Detroit Chapter meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center, Seib Conference room, 700 Stewart Rd., Monroe. MDDA provides confidential support for those who live depression and bipolar illness. Information: 734-240-4565.

Depression and bipolar support, various times and locations in Toledo area: 419-255-1459 or 419-243-1119.

Depression, emotional and mental disorder Christian support group meets the last Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 2447 West Sylvania Ave. The group focuses on Biblical principles and prayer for mental wellness. Information: 419-475-7871.

Depression support group meets from 7-9 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library, 60 East Center St., Petersburg, Mich. Information: 734-279-1025.

Diabetics, 7:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane.

Divorced or separated support, 7 p.m. Mondays, Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania. Information: 419-882-4095.

Divorced, widowed, single, separated, lonely or depressed support group forming. Information: 419-862-0098.

DivorceCare program for children at North Clinton Mennonite Church, 831 West Linfoot St., Wauseon. Program is for children ages 5-12 years in families experiencing divorce and separation. Information: 419-337-4776.

Divorce and Separated support group Winter-Spring session dates are April 25 and May 9 at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Group provides spiritual, emotional, and social comfort. Inforamtion: 419-724-4675.

Domestic violence and sexual assault, for adults and children ages 12-17 years, survivors, and parents of children who have been sexually assaulted. YWCA-affiliated. Information: 419-241-7273.

Domestic violence support, Wood County. The VITAL (Violence Intervention to Advocate Life-choices)program of the Phoenix Connection offers free and confidential sessions. The program offers advocacy and support to victims and or survivors of domestic violence. For times and locations: 419-352-9504, ext. 3516.

Eating disorders, for those with anorexia, bulimia. Information: 419-848-2921.

Emotions Anonymous, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 1825 Glendale Ave. Information: 419-255-2691 or 419-870-7640. Sundays, 7-8 p.m. at Flower Hospital, 8th floor, 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania. Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 1325 West Sylvania Ave., 419-478-8148.

Emotional, substance abuse recovery, 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; open discussion on Fridays. Alanon Step One Club, 2434 West Sylvania Ave. Court slips signed. Information: 419-269-1822.

Epilepsy support for teens, 6-7 p.m. fourth Wednesday monthly, Epilepsy Center conference room, 5405 Southwyck Blvd., Suite 100. Information: 419-867-5950 or 800-589-5958.

Epilepsy support, for parents of children with epilepsy, 6:30-8 p.m. second Tuesday monthly, Redeemer Missionary Church, 5321 Springdale Ave. Group for adults with epilepsy meets at 2 p.m. third Tuesday monthly, Epilepsy Center, 5405 Southwyck Blvd. Free. Adults with developmental disabilities, times vary. Information: 419-867-5950 or 1-800-589-5958.

Epilepsy/Seizure disorder support group, 1 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month, The Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 East Second St., Suite C, Defiance. Information: Kristina Noe, 419-782-5441 or 877-209-8336 toll free.

Faith, Friends, and Family Outreach, Weber Bldg., 100 Main St., 2nd floor each Thursday. Service and programs free. Learn about the No More Stress Just Happiness plan. Information: 419-243-8279.

Gamblers Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Hampton Park Christian Church, 4234 Monroe St., or 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy., Holland. 24-hour phone: 419-327-9514.

Gay and lesbian support, Dignity Toledo, Catholic/Christian support group, 8 p.m. Thursdays, St. Mark s Episcopal Church, 2272 Collingwood Blvd.

Gay and Lesbian Parents, 4-6 p.m., third Saturday monthly. Call 419-242-5928.

Gays and lesbians parents and friends (PFLAG), 7 p.m. second Tuesday each month at St. Mark s Episcopal Church, 2272 Collingwood Blvd. Call 419-243-6783.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people and their supporters who either have children or would like to have children. This is a informal group with no membership, dues, or restrictions. Meets at Central United Methodist Church, 701 West Central Ave. Children welcome. Information:419-475-8190.

Girls Only group, 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, One Stranahan Square, Suite 414. For grades 6 and up, share feelings about peer pressure, relationships, goals, body image, self-esteem. Call: 419-321-6455.

Grandparents Rights organization, 6 p.m., last Monday monthly, Riverside Mercy Hospital, 1600 North Superior St., Stickney conference room. Information: 419-727-8266.

Grief and Recovery, 1:30-3:30 p.m. third Thursday each month, Perrysburg Commons, private dining room, 10542 Fremont Pike Perrysburg. Free to adults who have experienced death of a loved one in the last year. Information: 419-867-4655.

Grief, Time to Heal, 11 a.m. to noon second Tuesday monthly, Olivet Lutheran Church., 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania Information: 419-867-4655.

Grief, Widowhood and Friendship, 10-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesday of each month, Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania. Information: 419-867-4655.

Grief support, 1 and 7 p.m. on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, Sacred Heart Home, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon. Open to those who have lost a spouse. Information: 419-691-6768.

Grief and loss support for children with special needs meets at Monroe County ISD Professional Development Center, 1101 South Raisinville Rd., Monroe. Childcare provided (2 yrs. & up). Information: 734-242-5799 ext. 1338 or email tuller@misd.k12.mi.us.

Grief support, HOPE, Helping Other Parents Experiencing Grief, 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. at Fulton Co. Health Center, Wauseon. Target audience: parents who have lost a child, miscarriage through age 18. Information: 419-335-2015 ext. 2504.

Harbor Behavior Healthcare Family Group Educational support group for relatives and friends of people with mental illness, 6 to 7 p.m. 4th Tuesday of each month, 5151 Monroe St, Suite 200, Toledo. Information: 419-725-3330.

Hard of hearing group meets at the Ability Center, 5605 Monroe St., Sylvania, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. For information call Sally at 419-891-0784 or Don at 419-255-0070.

Hard of hearing self-help group meetings: 419-539-9039.

H.E.L.P after suicide meets the second Monday of each month at First Call for Help, 600 Freedom Dr., Napoleon. Group open to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Information: 800-468-4357.

Hepatitis support group 7-8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, Toledo Hospital lower level continuing Education Center, 1920 Cove Blvd. Sponsor, American Liver Foundation. Information: 866-OHIO-ALF.

Hepatitis C, third Tuesday of each month, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan Ave., first floor conference room. Open to patients, friends, and family members. Information: 419-243-5777.

HIV/AIDS support, women s group meets the fourth Wednesday and men s on the fourth Tuesday of each month at David s House of Compassion. Information: 419-244-6682.

HIV/AIDS support, 7-8:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month. Open to individuals affected by AIDS, sponsored by AIDS Task force of Northwest Ohio. Information: 419-452-6756 or 1-800-782-4906.

Hospice of Northwest Ohio offers many grief support groups for men, women and children. For days and times of meetings call them at 419-661-4001.

Hospice Grief Support Group. This ongoing, drop-in adult grief support group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one through death. For information call 734-240-8940.

Incest survivors - women, non-therapist facilitated, 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays except holidays, People Called Women, 3153 West Central Ave.

Infertility Resolve of Ohio, Inc., 7 p.m. second Monday monthly, Toledo Hospital Cafeteria Room 3, 3142 North Cove Blvd. Call 1-800-414-6446.

Ketogenic diet, 7:30 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Outpatient Behavioral Service, 3140 West Central Ave. Open to parents of patients or those looking for information: 419-885-7648 or 419-251-4424.

Kinship Clubs for those family members raising relatives children. Meeting locations: North Kinship Club meets 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday of the month, Augsburg Lutheran Church, 1342 Sylvania Ave. Information: 419-478-7583; Woodward Kinship Club meets third Wednesday of the month, Zablocki Senior Center, 3015 Lagrange St., Information: 419-726-0929; South Kinship Club meets 5:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month, Margaret L. Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake Pkwy., Information: 419-382-7060; Sylvania Kinship Club meets at noon on the last Friday of each month at Sylvania Library, 6749 Monroe St. Information: 419-882-8415.

La Leche League of Fulton County offers support for breastfeeding mothers, meeting the second Monday of the month at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Delta, 101 Northwood. For information call Chris at 419-644-5990 or Natalie at 419-335-6510.

Laryngectomy Club of Toledo support group for people who cannot speak due to cancer. The group meets 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month, Hampton Park Christian Church, 4234 Monroe St. Information: 419-691-2897.

Lend An Ear support, 1 p.m. 3rd Tuesday of each month, Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Information: 419-885-3913.

Learning to Cope, second and fourth Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., James Wes Hancock Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd., Oregon. Information: 419-698-4301.

Loss of spouse support sponsored by Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home meets twice a month on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank, 3301 Navarre Ave. and at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Home, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon. Information: 419-691-6768.

Low vision support, 1 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Information: 419-885-3913.

Lupus, 6-8 p.m., first Wednesday monthly, Cordelia Martin Health Center, 905 Nebraska Ave. Open to Lupus patients, their friends, and families. Information: 419-259-4518, ext. 235. Lupus on-line support, 7-8 p.m. last Monday of each month at www.lupusnwoh.org. The on-line groups will be similar to the on-site groups but with the convenience of participating from home. Information: 419-423-9313 or 1-888-33-LUPUS.

Lupus Foundation of NW Ohio Information: 888-33-lupus or 419-885-2220.

Macular degeneration support group, 2 p.m. second Monday monthly at Epworth United Methodist Church, room 101, 3077 Valleyview Dr. Information: 419-885-6305.

Manic Depressive and Depressive Association offers confidential support group meetings for people who live with depression and bipolar illness. For more information call 734-240-4565.

Man-to-Man Prostrate Cancer support group meets monthly and is for men who are prostate cancer survivors. Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend meetings at the following locations: St. Luke s Hospita, 2nd Thursday of each month at 1 p.m., call 419-893-5921; St. Vincent s Hospital, 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., call 419-251-4153; Flower Hospital, 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., call 419-843-8189; Bay Park Hospital, 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2:30 p.m., call 419-824-1096. Prostate screenings are available by calling the American Cancer Society at 419-891-9200.

Migraine/Headache sufferers and their families support group meets second Thursdays of each month 7 to 8 p.m. Southwyck Mall, 2040 South Reynolds Rd. Meeting are held in a classroom at the mall, which is located just off the main entrance, first door on the right. Free monthly meetings offering migranieurs/headache sufferers and their families the opportunity to talk with health care professionals (specialists, physicians, nurses, etc.).

Mended Little Hearts support meets alternately between Toledo Children s Hospital and Mercy Children s Hospital. For infants, children with congenital heart defect or heart disease and their parents. Information: 419-472-4351.

Mended Hearts, Inc., Glass City Chapter, for heart patients and their families. Meetings alternate monthly between St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, 2213 Cherry St., and St. Luke s Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd. Open to the public. Information: 419-472-4351.

Mending Hearts support group of Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe meets at 725 North Monroe. Next meeting will be 10 a.m. April 29. The on-going adult social and educational group open to any grieving community member free of charge. Information: 734-240-8940.

Mental Health Outreach support, 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month at the ADAMhs Board office on State Rt. 66 in Archbold. Group is open to people with any type of mental illness and their family and friends. Information: 419-399-4375 or 419-636-6270, or 419-267-3355.

Mental illness family support, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Northwest Psychiatric Hospital, 930 South Detroit Ave. For relatives of those with serious mental illness. Information: 419-381-1881, ext. 4621.

Military support group of the American Red Cross is open to families with an active duty family member in any of the armed forces. Meetings are held at the American Red Cross, 1645 North Dixie Hwy. Free. Information: 734-289-1481, ext. 25.

Miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, loss of child, caring and restoring for parents 7:30 p.m., third Tuesday monthly, Toledo Hospital cafeteria, room R, 2142 North Cove Blvd.

Mood Disorders Group for Women Only, meetings at 11 a.m. on the 4th Tuesdays of each month at, ADAMhs Board office, T-761 State Rt. 66. Information: Caroline, 419-636-2076 or ADAMhs Board, 419-267-3355.

Monroe County Mothers of Multiples offers on-going adult, social, and educational support at Mercy Memorial Hospital, 718 North Macomb St. Information: 734-654-9263 or 734-242-1309.

Mothers Against Drunken Driving (MADD), Greater Toledo Area, 7 p.m. third Monday monthly, 6465 Monroe St., Suite 211, Sylvania. Information: 419-885-6233 or 419-882-2001.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month September through May at 9:30-11 a.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., Monclova. Information: 419-866-0773.

Mothers of Twins, 7:30 p.m. second Thursday monthly, Toledo Hospital auditorium, 2142 North Cove Blvd. Support group for mothers, foster mothers, and guardians of multiple births. Information: 419-472-5032.

Muscular Dystrophy Association sessions held at the Education Center of Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove Blvd. Information: 419-866-9289.

NAMI Four County: For family members and friends of persons with a mental illness, meets 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., ADAMhs Board office, T-761 State Rt. 66. Information: Dottie, 419-636-4703.

Narcotics Anonymous: for meeting days and times: 419-361-1190.

New Mothers, 1-3 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, Toledo Hospital Center for Women s Health, 3142 North Cove Blvd. Parenting and baby care, stress and time management, healthy lifestyles and relationship issues. Location information: 419-291-5666.

Nicotine addiction support, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2660 Navarre Ave.

Non-offending parent support, Children s Advocacy Center, 3873 Monroe St., for parents whose child has been hurt by physical or sexual abuse. Professional staff. Call to confirm attendance: 419-292-2927.

One Step Program, 7 p.m., first and third Monday of the month, St. Luke s Hospital private dining room, 5901 Monclova Rd. For familiesexperiencing the effects of life-threatening illnesses. Free. Information: 419-893-5924.

Ones Left Behind meets Tuesdays, afternoon or evening sessions. Talk with people who have been through loss of a loved one. Information: 419-327-9739.

Orphanage survivors seek people interested in forming support group. Call 419-874-6061.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta, brittle bone disease, support group, Information: 419-885-5733.

Ovarian and gyn cancer support meets from 1-3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. Information: 419-823-4203.

Overcomers Outreach, Christ The King Group, meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall building, 4100 Harvest Lane. For informationcall 419-474-2074.

Panic, anxiety support, 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Community Hospital and Wellness Center board room, Montpelier, 909 East Synder Ave. Specifically for persons with panic and other anxiety disorders. Information: 419-485-8858.

Panic and anxiety disorder support group will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, Wood County Hospital in the Guild Room, 950 West Wooster, Bowling Green. Refreshments will be provided.

Parent and teen, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Focus Healthcare of Ohio, 1725 Timber Lane, Maumee; 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Alternative Learning and Career Center, 3939 Wrenwood Rd., and 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Shuer Center Alternative Learning and Career Center, 4955 Seaman St., Oregon. Action Helpline Pager, 24 hours, 419-534-0020. Information: 419-473-3442 or 419-891-9333.

Parents Helping Parents, 2-4 p.m. Sundays, St. Mark s Lutheran Church, 315 South College Dr. Information: 419-878-7802.

Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest Ave. Information: 419-654-0885.

Parents Without Partners meets 7 p.m. the first Thursday each month at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St. Information: 419-381-1338.

Parkinson s disease support, 1:30 p.m. every third Wednesday, Senior Center, Inc., 2308 Jefferson Ave. Lunch available before the meeting at $1.75 for ages 60 and older or $4 for others. Information: 419-242-9511.

Parkinson Support Group, 2 p.m. third Tuesday of each month, The Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 East Second St., Suite C, Defiance. Information: Nicole Cape, 419-782-5441 or 877-209-8336. toll free

Pathways to New Beginnings, senior grief support group, is open to any adult community member who is experiencing grief. Group is professionally facilitated and is free of charge. Information: 734-240-8940 or 734-241-0404.

Polio Connection The Ability Center, 5605 Monroe St. Information: 419-535-6538 or 419-472-9154. New members are welcome.

Post-Polio Support group, 7 p.m. 4th Monday of each month, The Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 East Second St., Suite C, Defiance. Information: Cindy Raker, 419-7825441 or 877-209-8336 toll free.

Postpartum depression, 7-8 p.m. third Thursday monthly, PediatriCare, 3400 Meijer Dr. Free to women with depression after giving birth, weaning of breast-fed children, or miscarriage. Open to family and friends. Information: 419-251-1000 or 1-800-860-6652.

Rape Crisis Center hotline provides crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to survivors of sexual assault, 24 hours, seven days. Information: 419-241-7273.

Raphah, lesbians with abuse issues, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Eagle s Wing Christian Church, 1483 West Sylvania Ave. Information: 419-476-8197.

Recovery, Inc. support meeting 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Faith Lutheran Church, 2440 South St., and 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2820 West Alexis Rd. Recovery, Inc. is a mental health organization that teaches self help methods to aid people whose feelings and sensations interfere with effectively meeting the challenges of daily living. Information: Linnea, 419-531-5438.

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy support: 419-478-1323

Remember Me, for parents who have lost a baby through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death up to age 3 months, meetings held 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly in the surgery waiting room of St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave. Information: 419-698-7460.

Reformers Unamimous Addictions program meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at 6320 Lewis Ave. (one mile north of Alexis Road.) Information: 419-215-7231.

Schizophrenia/bipolar disorder family support, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare System, 930 South Detroit Ave. Open to relatives. Information: 419-381-1881.

Scleroderma support, 7 p.m. third Thursday of the month, St. Luke s Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. Information: 419-537-0888.

Servicemen and women in Middle East support group for family members and friends, 7-8 p.m., second and fourth Thursday each month at VFW Post, 719 South Main St., Bowling Green. Information: 419-352-5387.

Sharing the Journey, 6-8 p.m. Saturdays, Common Space Center, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. Open to people diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Information: 419-535-1550.

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) of Greater Toledo Network, 7:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Center of Women s Health, family room, 3148 West Central Ave.

Singles Support group for divorced, widowed, and singles over 21, contact Matt at 419-380-8745 or Mark Shiffert at 419-862-0098.

Singles over 50 support meets second and fourth Sunday. Information: 419-698-0943 or 419-862-0098.

Smoke stoppers staying stopped, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon.

Stepfamilies Association, 7:30-9:30 p.m., third Wednesday monthly, Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy. Stepmothers breakfast monthly. Information: 419-693-6330.

Stuttering support groups. Information: 419-530-4339 or 419-893-6949.

Suicide Survivors, 7:30 p.m. third Monday monthly, All Saints Lutheran Church, 5445 Heatherdowns Blvd. For those experiencing loss from suicide. Information: 419-243-9178.

Transplant recipients international organization, 7-9 p.m. second Tuesday monthly, Medical College of Ohio Hospitals, 3000 Arlington Ave., Dana Center. Information: 419-882-0048.

Traumatic brain injury support, 7 p.m. first Thursday monthly, Flower Hospital Rehabilitation Center, 5150 Harroun Rd., Sylvania. Survivors and family members. Information: 419-824-1547.

Traumatic brain injury support, 3:00 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, The Ability Center of Defiance, 1935 East Second St., Suite C, Defiance. Information: Charlotte Monroe, 419-782-5441 or 877-209-8336.

Trichotillomania (hair pulling) meets first and third Monday of every month at Glendale Presbyterian Church, 4609 Glendale Ave. Information: 419-872-2667 or 419-450-6690

Whispering Angels grief support, for parents who have lost a child meets the second Wednesday of each month. Hospice Office, 725 North Monroe St. Monroe, Mich. Information: 734-240-8940.

Widowed, 7-9 p.m. third Thursday monthly, Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Rd. Information: 419-475-3645.

Women s issues, including depression and postpartum depression, 1-2 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday monthly, 3350 Collingwood Blvd. Suite 509. Information: 419-255-1459.

Women victims support group covers topics of concern to rape survivors such as: managing fear, anger, developing coping skills and personal safety. Free. Transportation aid available. For times, dates, and locations: 419-241-7006.

Women with disabilities support group meets at 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month, Fairlawn Haven Westhaven wing, 407 East Lutz Rd., Archbold. Facilitator Kristina Noe. Information: 419-782-5441 or 877-209-8336.

YW Child Care Connections, the non-profit resource and referral agency provides assistance in locating affordable child care. Information: Toledo, 419-255-5519 or 800-632-3052, Wood County, 419-353-7801, and in Ottawa County,419-732-7807 or 800-228-1700.



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